Trio Eatery & Juice Bar, a concept from The Pink Group, is bringing LA vibes to 840 North Orleans. Trio is named for its three chef-driven build-your-own drinks and dishes made from ingredients that are delivered fresh daily. Items include Mediterranean bowls, salads with house-made dressings, and a juice bar serving takes on acai bowls, smoothies and juices that are typically found only in LA and Miami. Saif Yasin, Owner and Chief Executive at The Pink Group, opened Trio to bring the best aspects of healthy lifestyles from coastal communities and the Mediterranean to River North.
Yasin and his father, who is originally from the Middle East, spent more than a year fine-tuning each recipe in a fryer-less kitchen and a focus on creating healthy and tasty dishes while honoring the traditional cuisine of the region. The menu was created with the input of Michelin-starred Chef Henry Hill (Dusek’s, Thalia Hall). Hill refined and finalized the menu and presentation. Hill and Yasin developed a recipe book with nutritional profiles for every dish.
“I started Trio because I passionately believe that good food is the best medicine,” says Yasin. “My sincere belief is that there is nothing better in this category in Chicago – period. The fact that our menu is also guilt-free is a bonus. Our endless ingredient options make it easy to eat ‘Trio-healthy’ every single day with selections that satisfy multiple cravings in a build-your-own concept.”
Trio offers vegan, gluten-free, keto and paleo-friendly items and is one of the only spots in Chicago that offers Alkaline 9.5+ pH water bottled in-house and infused with fresh ingredients – for hydration, fitness and detoxification.
Featured menu items include “build-your-own” Mediterranean bowls and salads with healthy grains, fresh-delivered produce (daily), fresh prepared protein options (daily), cold-pressed juices, acai bowls, dessert-worthy-yet-healthy smoothies packed with the fresh fruits, greens and superfoods, along with a bountiful salad shaker bar. All of Trio’s clean, house-made dressings and sauces are sugar- and gluten-free.
The interior features minimalist elements such as thick-cut white Quartzite countertops along with elements including a pink neon “Two’s a Crowd/Trio’s a Party” sign on a lush green wall and wallpaper from the Beverly Hills Hotel. The space features outdoor dining and seats 40 and accommodates those who are on-the-move and want to grab a quick hand-packaged “Grab-and-Go” items from their fully stocked fridge.